Search Results: "Raymond Carr"


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SPAIN by Raymond Carr
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A worthwhile and informative synthesis on Spain's long road to the 20th century. (72 b&w illustrations, 4 maps)"
Insightful essays by the leading English-language experts on the history of Spain from its prehistoric origins to today. Read full book review >

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WELCOME TO WAHOO by Dennis Carr
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2006

"A humorous, but at times intense, text held together by a strong, intelligent and eventually charming heroine. (Fiction. YA)"
The Carrs convincingly create Victoria Julianne Van Wyck, a haughty heiress that readers will at first love to hate. Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR HUNT by Karen Carr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"This will be a crowd pleaser. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
In this picture drama an Acrocanthosaurus, relative of the mighty T. rex dinosaur, hatches and begins the struggle for survival learning to hunt, hide, eat, or be eaten. Read full book review >

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SUPERBAT by Matthew Carr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"A perhaps unexpected appreciation of bats that will be enjoyable to read aloud. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Pat the bat is bored with his humdrum life. Craving the excitement that he reads about in his superhero comics, he decides to craft his own special outfit and transform from regular Pat into Superbat! Read full book review >

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ABCs of CANCER by Katherine Carr
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 18, 2016

"A good manual for teens seeking direction after a parent's diagnosis."
Two sisters share helpful tips for dealing with a parent's cancer diagnosis in this debut how-to guide for teens.Read full book review >

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FROZEN NOSES by Jan Carr
Released: Sept. 15, 1999

"This exhilarating picture book joyously heralds the imminent arrival of winter. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In a gleeful salute to the frosty season, three wide-eyed and rosy-cheeked children and their little gray puppy spend the day sampling the pleasures of winter. Read full book review >

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MAHLER by Jonathan Carr
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 13, 1998

"Those who read this biography will likely fall into similar camps. (35 b&w photos, not seen)"
A useful reference tool, somewhat marred by the author's zeal to make everyone a Mahler maniac. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCE OF BAGRAM PRISON by Alex Carr
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 18, 2008

"A smart, timely thriller weakened only by the abrupt narrative jumps among the decades covered."
Carr (An Accidental American, 2007, etc.) shows a straight-shooting soldier coming up against decades of treachery in America's intelligence machinery. Read full book review >

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HAREM WISH by Jan Carr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 1994

"In this case, all too true."
A modern lesbian affair inspires fantasies of a past-life romance in this gawky, enthusiastic adult fiction debut by a children's book author. Read full book review >

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THE GLASS CAGE by Nicholas Carr
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 29, 2014

"An important if occasionally overbearing study of how machines are making us less human and what we can do about it."
Serious technophobic exploration of the dangers of machines superseding the role of humans in the workforce. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 23, 2006

"A classic, seamy portrait of widespread moral turpitude, conveyed with crackling Boston-Irish sarcasm."
Boston Herald reporter Carr tracks a pair of Beantown siblings along a twisted trail of extortion, graft, murder and other crimes that overran even the FBI. Read full book review >

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A JOURNAL OF THE CRAZY YEAR by Forrest Carr
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 12, 2015

"A great case made for the idea that the end isn't nigh—it's already here."
A pandemic helps humanity destroy itself in this wry apocalyptic thriller. Read full book review >